Valuating everything with the point of view of the Qur'an
The aim of life for a believer is nothing but being a servant of Allah. People are not created to fulfill their vain desires and greed or to run after their passions; the one and only reason of our creation is to serve our lord.
The way to it is through taking the Qur'an as our unique guide. We should pay all our attention to apply every decree of the Qur'an. Our target should be a "walking Qur'an".
We can see from the Qur'an that the responsibility of the believers is not only on decisive verses, such as the ones on regular prayers, fasting or hajj but also on prayers that require interpretation. For instance, in one verse it is commanded to: "invite (all) to the way of thy lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy lord knoweth best, who have strayed from his path, and who receive guidance." (An-nahl 125). the believers can understand this "wisdom and beautiful preaching" by both applying Qur'an's general logic and manner, and also their own wisdom and understanding.
There are many other responsibilities that require wisdom and understanding. For example, Qur'an describes various models of communities, and informs us the way we should treat to those different kinds of people. And what should be said to those people are also mentioned in the Qur'an in the verses especially beginning with "say...".
The verses that advice believers how to behave are clearly described in decisive verses of the Qur'an. But in order to apply these to daily life, requires their instant recognition. At this point it is the wisdom and understanding of the believers that help.
Qur'an describes various kinds of people, such as believers, Christians, Jews, hypocrites, pagans. We can learn the concerned verses, and investigate their examples in the history of Islam. However, what actually should be done is to identify those kinds of people among our society and act as how the Qur'an commands. This is inevitable for being a "walking Qur'an".
Moreover believers should realize that, all the people around us are undoubtedly one of the kinds of people described in the Qur'an. All the people exist to form the society the Qur'an describes and none is created in vain:
"not for (idle) sport did we create the heavens and the earth and all that is between!"(Al-anbiya 16)
However, it is not only the people around us that are described in the Qur'an. In fact, everything that we see and anything that happens are indeed the reflections of what is written in the Qur'an.
"soon will we show them our signs in the (furthest) regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the truth. is it not enough that thy lord doth witness all things?"(fussilat 53)
The whole universe consists of signs of Allah. As the believers realize this fact more, they will recognize Allah more, and will obey all his decrees painstakingly. As one comprehends that life with all its details, is actually a "sign" defined in the Qur'an, he will consider everything in every stage of his "daily life" according to the values of the Qur'an.
no happening occurs other than the destiny that Allah has determined. Therefore nothing is without a purpose. What the believers should do is to interpret each event with the understanding of the Qur'an and react the way the Qur'an describes. For example when encountered with something "vain" and idle, one should pay no heed to it. but the fact is; this vain thing is also created with wisdom and has a purpose, and it is to test the believers if they pay heed to it or if they behave according to the way Allah has commanded.
Moral Values Of The Qur'an; By Harun Yahya